Effect of NGV lean under influence of inlet temperature traverse

A. Rahim, B. Khanal, L. He, E. Romero

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Abstract

One of the most widely studied parameters in turbine blade shaping is blade lean, i.e. the tangential displacement of spanwise sections. However, there is a lack of published research that investigates the effect of blade lean under non-uniform temperature conditions (commonly referred to as a ‘hot-streak’) that are present at the combustor exit. Of particular interest is the impact of such an inflow temperature profile on heat transfer when the NGV blades are shaped.

In the present work a computational study has been carried out for a transonic turbine stage using an efficient unsteady Navier-Stokes solver (HYDRA). The configurations with a nominal vane and a compound leaned vane under uniform and hot-streak inlet conditions are analysed. After confirming the typical NGV loading and aero-loss redistributions as seen in previous literature on blade lean, the focus has been directed to the rotor aerothermal behavior. Whilst the overall stage efficiencies for the configurations are largely comparable, the results show strikingly different rotor heat transfer characteristics. For a uniform inlet, a leaned NGV has a detrimental effect on the rotor heat transfer. However, once the hot-streak is introduced, the trend is reversed; the leaned NGV leads to favourable heat transfer characteristics in general and for the rotor tip region in particular. The possible causal links for the observed aerothermal features are discussed.

The present findings also highlight the significance of evaluating NGV shaping designs under properly conditioned inflow profiles, rather than extrapolating the wisdom derived from uniform inlet cases. The results also underline the importance of including rotor heat transfer and coolability during the NGV design process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
Subtitle of host publicationTurbine Technical Conference and Exposition--2013
PublisherASME
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-5522-5
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Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventASME Turbo Expo 2013 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 3 Jun 20137 Jun 2013

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ConferenceASME Turbo Expo 2013
Abbreviated titleTE2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period3/06/137/06/13

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Rotors
Heat transfer
Turbomachine blades
Turbines
Temperature
Combustors

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Rahim, A., Khanal, B., He, L., & Romero, E. (2013). Effect of NGV lean under influence of inlet temperature traverse. In Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition--2013 ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2013-94686

Effect of NGV lean under influence of inlet temperature traverse. / Rahim, A.; Khanal, B.; He, L.; Romero, E.

Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition--2013. ASME, 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Rahim, A, Khanal, B, He, L & Romero, E 2013, Effect of NGV lean under influence of inlet temperature traverse. in Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition--2013. ASME, ASME Turbo Expo 2013, San Antonio, United States, 3/06/13. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2013-94686
Rahim A, Khanal B, He L, Romero E. Effect of NGV lean under influence of inlet temperature traverse. In Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition--2013. ASME. 2013 https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2013-94686
Rahim, A. ; Khanal, B. ; He, L. ; Romero, E. / Effect of NGV lean under influence of inlet temperature traverse. Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition--2013. ASME, 2013.
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